Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

May Calendar

May 10: Bassi Falls Day Hike. Preregister with Mike at greatstuff959@hotmail.com or (916)966-0531, sierraclub.org.
May 10, 17, 24, 31: Interval Speed Training at Placer High School in Auburn, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners/events.
May 11: Empire Mine (Senior) Day Hike. Contact Sheila at (530)886-0673, sierraclub.org.
May 11: Back Country Horsemen Mother Lode Unit Day Ride at Fleming Meadow Trail System in Pollock Pines, bchcmlu.org.
May 12: Capitol Bike Fest at 10th & Capitol in Sacramento, 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m., mayisbikemonth.com.
May 13: Go the Distance 24 Hour Run at Del Oro High School in Loomis, gothedistance.com.
May 13: Women on Wheels (medium paced) Mountain Bike Ride in Folsom, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., mayisbikemonth.com.
May 13 – 15: Tevis Fun (horseback) Ride, teviscup.org.
May 13, 20, 27: Mountain Bike Fridays with Victory Velo at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 10:00a.m., meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events.
May 14: Run in the Pines (5K, 10 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 20 Mile, 50K), Pollock Pines, tctruns.com.
May 14: Born to Roam – Family Exploration Program led by volunteer naturalists, 10:00a.m. – noon. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
May 14: Avalanche Lake & Horsetail Falls Day Hike. Register with kamalahuja@comcast.net, sierraclub.org.
May 14: Liberty Horse Training Fundraiser in Somerset. A 5-star Parelli Pro & a horse behavior specialist, windowstomysoul.org/events or (530)620-2760.
May 14: Gold Rush 50k & Relay Runs at the Cronan Ranch, goldrush50k.org or ultrasignup.com.
May 14: Ragnar Trail Training Run at the Olmstead Loop, 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 14: Coloma River 5k, 10k, 10 mile Runs. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, colomariverrun.com.
May 14: Horse & Livestock Tack Swap in Lincoln, thesfha.org.
May 14: Gold Country Challenge 18 Mile, ½ Metric, 55 and 75 Mile Metric, 100 Mile Road Bike Rides – Grass Valley, rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com.
May 14: Dirty Diva 5k, 10k & ½ marathon Trail Runs, Granite Bay, ultrasignup.com.
May 14, 21, 22: Crew Leader Training, tahoerimtrail.org.
May 15: Sacramento River Bike Ride, near Discovery Park. Contact Stan at (916)216-0923, sierraclub.org.
May 15: Capital City Classic Run/Walk, Kid’s Run, 5k, 10k, 10 mile runs, changeofpace.com.
May 15: 14th Annual Auburn Triathlon, localraces.com, auburntriathlon.com.
May 15: Trail Work Day at Skillman Horse Camp, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
May 15: Apple Blossom Bike Tour, benefits El Dorado Adventist School, bikereg.com. 6 Mile family route, Metric ½ Century, Metric Century.
May 15, 29: Race Behind Bars. Mountain bike ride on the 5.9 mile course on Folsom Prison property, trail otherwise off limits, racebehindbars.com.
May 16: Mellow May Mondays Road Bike Ride, different distances along Folsom-Auburn Rd. Contact Kathy at (530)906-5571 or ultrakathy@sbcglobal.net, sfcyclists.com.
May 16, 23, 30: Auburn Hills Hike: Beginner/Intermediate, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Meet at Railroad Park in Auburn, meetup.com/hikersandcompany/events.
May 17: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting in Auburn (dinner – 6:00p.m.; meeting – 7:00p.m.), gcer.org.
May 18: Ride Around Lake Tahoe at a casual pace from Tahoe City. Contact Larry at (916)316-2130 or lmetz@yahoo.com, sfcyclists.com.
May 18: Independence Trail (Senior) Day Hike near Nevada City. Contact Chris at fox_chris@att.net or (916)918-9510, sierraclub.org.
May 18: Divide Horsemen’s Association’s monthly general meeting, divideha.org.
May 19 – 21: Ride – Camp, work based, at Skillman Horse Camp. Contact Karen-schwartz@prodigy.net, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
May 20: Moonlight 4 mile Hike at Cronan Ranch led by Tom Peterson, 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
May 20: Sunset 4 – 5 mile Horseback Ride at Cronan Ranch, 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
May 20 – 22: IMBA Level 1 Mountain Bike Instructor Certification Program at Folsom Lake SRA, 5:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 21: 25th Annual Gold Country Tour de Cure road bike ride in Rocklin, benefits the American Diabetes Association, tour.diabetes.org.
May 21: Jenkinson Lake 8 – 10 mile Day Hike. Contact John at (916)967-1018, sierraclub.org.
May 21: Hidden Falls Regional Park 5 mile Hike led by Donna Orth and Evan Jones, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
May 21: Essential Oils for Hiking & Camping: Natural First Aid Tips, led by Kat Fleming, 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
May 21: Rock Climbing Technique & Movement Class at the Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry Trail, 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 21, 22: Folsom Lake SRA Trail Patrol Benefit Trail Trials (equestrian), Granite Bay, motherlodetrails.org.
May 22: Stage 8 – Overall Finish for the Tour of California Road Bike Ride, Sacramento, amgentourofcalifornia.com.
May 22: Equine Health Fair at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center in Penryn, lbemc.com.
May 22: Open All Breed Gymkhana Show at the Loomis Basin Arena, thesfha.org.
May 24: Hidden Falls 9 mile Day Hike. Register with Mike at greatstuff959@hotmail.com or (916)966-0531, sierraclub.org.
May 26 – 30: Sacramento County Fair, sacfair.com.
May 28: Memorial Trail Sugar Pine Reservoir 4 mile Day Hike. Contact sandraduffcpa@sbcglobal.net or (530)269-1206, sierraclub.org.
May 28 – 30: Western States Trail Training Camp – Foresthill, ultrasignup.com.
May 29: Dru Barner (Equestrian) Fun Ride, gdetf.com.
May 29: The Trails in Motion Film Festival, an international tour that showcases the most breathtaking trail destinations, finest trail and ultra-running films, at the Auburn State Theater, trailsinmotion.com.
May 29: Introduction to Mountain Biking at the Olmstead Loop, 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 30: Wounded Veteran Run 3k, 5k, 10k, run/walk, kids run, Folsom, woundedveteranrun.org.
May 31: Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Tahoe National Forest, singletracks.com.
Jun 4: 16th Annual Gold Country Trails Council Poker Ride, Skillman Horse Campground, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
Jun 4: Truckee Trail Running Festival 5k, 10k & 13.1 mile Runs, tahoetrailrunning.com.
Jun 5: The Wildest Ride Road Bike Rides (40 mi, 70 mi, 110 mi, 140 mi), wildestride.com. Finish is in Auburn.
Jun 5: Fleet Feet Women’s Fitness Festival – Sacramento, changeofpace.com.
Jun 7: Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, (refreshments 5:45p.m.; meeting 6:15p.m.), canyonkeepers.org. Speakers Andy Fecko & Marie Davis will discuss the impact of the drought and fires, and review new recreational opportunities in the American River Middle Fork watershed.

Upcoming Months:

Jun 10 – 12: Western States Horse Expo, horseexpo.com.
Jun 11: Cody Lake Sierra Trail Challenge 5k, 10k & 13.1 mile Runs in Strawberry, tctruns.com.
Jun 11: She Rocks the Trails 10K & 25K Runs, Auburn, ultrasignup.com.
Jun 12: Squaw Valley ½ marathon, tahoetrailrunning.com.
Jun 17 – 19: Wild West Pioneer Endurance Horseback Ride, Nevada City, aerc.org.
Jun 18, 19: NATRC Competitive Trail (horseback) Ride at Dru Barner in Georgetown, natrc.org.
Jun 19: Wild West Ride & Tie in Nevada City, rideandtie.org.
Jul 9: Gold Country Endurance Ride 2016, gcer.org.
Jul 16, 17: Tahoe Rim Trail 55K, 50 Mile & 100 Mile Endurance Runs, tahoemtnmilers.org.
Jul 23: Tevis Cup 100 Mile in One Day Ride, teviscup.org.
Aug 20: Pioneer Spirit 50 mile Solo & Relay in Auburn, singletrackrunning.com.
Sep 22 – 25: Draft Horse Classic at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
Sep 24: Ultra Race of Champions 100k, 50k, 25k Trail Runs, Auburn, ultraroc.com and ultrasignup.com. Registration is currently open.
Sep 22 – 25: Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley, nevadacountyfair.com.
Oct 1: Sacramento Century. Ride for a Reason – Conquer Childhood Cancers, sacramentocentury.com.
Oct 15: Overlook Endurance Runs 50k & 30k Trail Runs, trasonrunning.com.
Nov 18 – 20: Mountain Mandarin Festival, visitauburnca.com.

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